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Rumsfeld Announced $2.3 TRILLION Was Missing from Pentagon One Day Before 9/11Tim King Salem-News.com
So soon we forget...
(SALEM) - The most unusual words were spoken one day before the national tragedy of September 11th 2001, by then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Absolutely out of the blue, he released startling information to the American public, about an incredibly large amount of US taxpayer money that had somehow just gone missing from the defense budget.
The amount of money missing from the Pentagon was $2.3 trillion. Rumsfeld blamed the loss on military spending.
All of this was quickly forgotten the next day as airplanes slammed into the twin towers and an airborne object struck the Pentagon. Also of course, the plane crash in Pennsylvania of which the coroner said there was no sign of a large airplane and not a single body...
Flag sales in America shot through the roof the day after Rumsfeld's mostly forgotten bombshell of a speech, as rescue workers would for their first of many days, inhale the dust and debris that were once building material in the nation's most auspicious buildings. These rescue workers, their medical care... would be difficult or in some cases, nonexistent.
A lack of resources to pay for health problems incurred by rescue workers, is but one of the myriad stories that would be generated that day, when so many lives were changed.
The next story, would be Osama bin Laden's clear and total denial of any responsibility for the so-called "terrorist attacks" that helped US President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney, launch wars in Afghanistan, and eventually, Iraq. People should have little confidence that they were given the real facts about September 11th or bin Laden.
I have to wonder too if people reading this adequately comprehend the enormity of $2.3 trillion dollars. In essence, that is enough money to provide every living man, woman and child in America, $8,000 a piece.
Watch this video and share the story with your friends, relatives, co-workers, etc. This is something all Americans need to know.
With or without drawing conclusions; Americans who talk about politics have an obligation to acknowledge this speech on Sept. 10th and must understand that much more was taking place in early September 2001 than just the 9/11 attacks. Rumsfeld revealed earth shattering numbers regarding missing trillions, only to have the knowledge disappear in the rubble.
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With almost 25 years of experience on the west coast and worldwide as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor, Tim King is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.
Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide.
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